Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Catherine Harris
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, RYT 200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I can guide you in art therapy, mindfulness, and yoga to express and understand difficult emotions, restore your energy, and discover ways to leave you feeling like your true self.
Offering sessions in Art Therapy to support chronic illness, grief and loss, and burnout. Throughout our lives, loss can show up in many forms: the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, the loss of health, the loss of fertility, and of course the loss of life. All of these experiences can have the same intense effects as the death of a loved one. They can leave us feeling shattered, lost, and alone. Our modern-day way of life does not provide us with the rituals or guides we need to properly care for ourselves, find relief and support, and effectively grieve these losses when they occur. I understand, and I’m here to help.
I can guide you in art therapy, mindfulness, and yoga to express and understand difficult emotions, restore your energy, and discover ways to leave you feeling like your true self.
Offering sessions in Art Therapy to support chronic illness, grief and loss, and burnout. Throughout our lives, loss can show up in many forms: the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, the loss of health, the loss of fertility, and of course the loss of life. All of these experiences can have the same intense effects as the death of a loved one. They can leave us feeling shattered, lost, and alone. Our modern-day way of life does not provide us with the rituals or guides we need to properly care for ourselves, find relief and support, and effectively grieve these losses when they occur. I understand, and I’m here to help.
(615) 265-6116 View (615) 265-6116
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Katy Odenbaugh
MSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
Katy (she/her) is a pre-licensed clinician with experience working with individuals in different stages of life with a wide variety of clinical concerns. She uses a person-centered approach to her work, combining holistic and mindfulness-based techniques.
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Marlena S McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LADACII, QCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
Counseling may include a combination of experiential, EMDR, mindfulness, parts work, and/or solution-focused therapy.
Whether you are new to therapy and/or recovery, or are struggling with new obstacles or relapse, welcome. Sometimes part of us wants to make a change and part of us holds us back. Sometimes we can connect the dots to our past and sometimes it feels less clear why we feel and react the way we do. And when we are feeling stuck, we can feel feel anxious, overwhelmed, disoriented or uncertain. Know it is possible to move through the discomfort and regain our sense of empowerment. Our process may feel at times like a struggle but we don't have to go through it alone.
Counseling may include a combination of experiential, EMDR, mindfulness, parts work, and/or solution-focused therapy.
Whether you are new to therapy and/or recovery, or are struggling with new obstacles or relapse, welcome. Sometimes part of us wants to make a change and part of us holds us back. Sometimes we can connect the dots to our past and sometimes it feels less clear why we feel and react the way we do. And when we are feeling stuck, we can feel feel anxious, overwhelmed, disoriented or uncertain. Know it is possible to move through the discomfort and regain our sense of empowerment. Our process may feel at times like a struggle but we don't have to go through it alone.
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Sarah Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
To facilitate this process of self-discovery, I use mindfulness-based therapies and EMDR.
I work with adult and older teen clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions (to substances and/or compulsive behaviors) and who are recovering from traumatic experiences. I believe that your natural self underlies any issues you may bring to therapy, and that our job as we work together is to help you rediscover and live from that natural, free, and open-hearted self.
To facilitate this process of self-discovery, I use mindfulness-based therapies and EMDR.
I work with adult and older teen clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions (to substances and/or compulsive behaviors) and who are recovering from traumatic experiences. I believe that your natural self underlies any issues you may bring to therapy, and that our job as we work together is to help you rediscover and live from that natural, free, and open-hearted self.
(615) 538-0276 View (615) 538-0276
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Amy Ridings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37207
I offer EMDR, SomEx, mindfulness practices, DBT skills, and relational counseling.
I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in EMDR, SomEx, Partner Betrayal Trauma, breathwork and incorporate DBT skills into my sessions. I enjoy weaving ceremony and ritual into my work with an emphasis on grounding and somatic experiences. Using an attachment-focused lens, I work with clients to improve communication and connection in their relationships. I believe we are are interconnected species and everyone is capable of living a life of purpose and meaning in healthy relationship to themselves and others. The mind-body-spirit connection is the foundation of what I teach and practice.
I offer EMDR, SomEx, mindfulness practices, DBT skills, and relational counseling.
I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in EMDR, SomEx, Partner Betrayal Trauma, breathwork and incorporate DBT skills into my sessions. I enjoy weaving ceremony and ritual into my work with an emphasis on grounding and somatic experiences. Using an attachment-focused lens, I work with clients to improve communication and connection in their relationships. I believe we are are interconnected species and everyone is capable of living a life of purpose and meaning in healthy relationship to themselves and others. The mind-body-spirit connection is the foundation of what I teach and practice.
(615) 813-6384 View (615) 813-6384
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Mary E Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Do you have Borderline Personality or Bipolar Disorder and are struggling to find a therapist who understands your specific needs? Have you heard of Dialectical Behavior therapy and wondered if it could help you? If this is you, I would love to be a part of your journey towards finding a deeper understanding of your diagnosis. Together we can work towards developing skills that will improve your daily life, help you navigate your overwhelming emotions, and enhance your relationships . Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills will provide you a path towards a more peaceful and balanced life.
Do you have Borderline Personality or Bipolar Disorder and are struggling to find a therapist who understands your specific needs? Have you heard of Dialectical Behavior therapy and wondered if it could help you? If this is you, I would love to be a part of your journey towards finding a deeper understanding of your diagnosis. Together we can work towards developing skills that will improve your daily life, help you navigate your overwhelming emotions, and enhance your relationships . Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills will provide you a path towards a more peaceful and balanced life.
(615) 703-4473 View (615) 703-4473
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Kelvin Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37207
I utilize various treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Testing and mindfulness techniques.
“The hardest part about the gym, is getting there.” And you have done that! I am excited that you have taken the first step to overcome your emotional challenges and life stressors. Making the choice to begin therapy is not always an easy one. My goal is to help you feel more comfortable about that decision. Sometimes you just need someone to assist you with life changes, challenges, and handling the stress of it all.
I utilize various treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Testing and mindfulness techniques.
“The hardest part about the gym, is getting there.” And you have done that! I am excited that you have taken the first step to overcome your emotional challenges and life stressors. Making the choice to begin therapy is not always an easy one. My goal is to help you feel more comfortable about that decision. Sometimes you just need someone to assist you with life changes, challenges, and handling the stress of it all.
(615) 900-2393 View (615) 900-2393
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Barbie Hessel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, SEP, RSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Waitlist for new clients
I have advanced training in Somatic Experiencing and Sandplay, and use EMDR, IFS, and mindfulness.
It is natural to experience a range of emotions; some flooding us thoroughly, and others frozen at our core. Sometimes we all feel challenged by life itself. This is why it can be helpful to seek out a therapist. My counseling practice is focused on helping adults and teens who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic stress. The foundation of my practice is layered. In order to effectively work together, I believe that it is important to understand your past, as it informs your present. Much of our resilience stems from our interactions with attachment figures—It is necessary to consider the context of our life.
I have advanced training in Somatic Experiencing and Sandplay, and use EMDR, IFS, and mindfulness.
It is natural to experience a range of emotions; some flooding us thoroughly, and others frozen at our core. Sometimes we all feel challenged by life itself. This is why it can be helpful to seek out a therapist. My counseling practice is focused on helping adults and teens who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic stress. The foundation of my practice is layered. In order to effectively work together, I believe that it is important to understand your past, as it informs your present. Much of our resilience stems from our interactions with attachment figures—It is necessary to consider the context of our life.
(615) 810-0865 View (615) 810-0865
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Cammie Douglass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37228
I utilize modalities such as CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to help you develop skills to improve your life.
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Or are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment in order to allow you to truly heal. My goal is to build relationships while acknowledging that you are the expert of your own story.
I utilize modalities such as CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to help you develop skills to improve your life.
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Or are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment in order to allow you to truly heal. My goal is to build relationships while acknowledging that you are the expert of your own story.
(615) 282-5912 View (615) 282-5912
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Bonny O'Neill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
In addition to various forms of therapy, I utilize mindfulness to ground clients in the present as we establish and work towards achievable goals.
My clients are often those struggling with anxiety, self-worth, and life transitions/adjustments. I also have particular specialities and experience with grief, substance addictions or those who are the loved one of a person with addictions, and trauma. When you read the word "trauma" it doesn't have to mean only abuse, car accidents, etc. There are various stressful life experiences that register as trauma, such as divorce, neglect/abandonment, health related issues and diagnoses, miscarriages, and many more. All that is needed from you is a desire to be present in the counseling space. The rest we walk through together.
In addition to various forms of therapy, I utilize mindfulness to ground clients in the present as we establish and work towards achievable goals.
My clients are often those struggling with anxiety, self-worth, and life transitions/adjustments. I also have particular specialities and experience with grief, substance addictions or those who are the loved one of a person with addictions, and trauma. When you read the word "trauma" it doesn't have to mean only abuse, car accidents, etc. There are various stressful life experiences that register as trauma, such as divorce, neglect/abandonment, health related issues and diagnoses, miscarriages, and many more. All that is needed from you is a desire to be present in the counseling space. The rest we walk through together.
(615) 471-6870 View (615) 471-6870
Sarah Rudy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I utilize a wide range of evidence-based therapies with my clients including but not limited to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Attachment Therapy.
Hello! My name is Sarah Rudy and I am so excited that you have decided to reach out to better your life. My personal passion is working with those that are codependent, depressed, anxious, having difficulty with relationships, and/or have a history of trauma. However, I am not limited only to these areas. My goal is to create lasting change for those who desire it.
I utilize a wide range of evidence-based therapies with my clients including but not limited to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Approach, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Attachment Therapy.
Hello! My name is Sarah Rudy and I am so excited that you have decided to reach out to better your life. My personal passion is working with those that are codependent, depressed, anxious, having difficulty with relationships, and/or have a history of trauma. However, I am not limited only to these areas. My goal is to create lasting change for those who desire it.
(629) 249-6685 View (629) 249-6685
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Leslie Satchfield
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
I utilize a holistic approach centered on mindfulness, CBT, Person-Centered, and other various therapeutic techniques.
I enjoy walking alongside girls, teens, and parents who are navigating through anxiety, depression, big emotions, life transitions, and other challenges individuals may face in their early years. I am passionate about building strong relationships with clients to reach their goals through a collaborative, mindful, and holistic approach; which is centered on trust, innovation, and safety. I want each client to feel empowered in reaching their goals. It is my goal to help you feel seen and heard throughout the therapeutic process.
I utilize a holistic approach centered on mindfulness, CBT, Person-Centered, and other various therapeutic techniques.
I enjoy walking alongside girls, teens, and parents who are navigating through anxiety, depression, big emotions, life transitions, and other challenges individuals may face in their early years. I am passionate about building strong relationships with clients to reach their goals through a collaborative, mindful, and holistic approach; which is centered on trust, innovation, and safety. I want each client to feel empowered in reaching their goals. It is my goal to help you feel seen and heard throughout the therapeutic process.
(615) 283-9970 x104 View (615) 283-9970 x104
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Kim Ratcliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Therapy for individuals, couple, and families. There are times when life is painful and seemingly without answers, yet what seems most broken in us can be a channel for growth, even a source of strength we never knew was possible. My own healing through therapy and mindfulness meditation inspired me to pursue an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco -- the first program in the world to blend Eastern philosophical and spiritual traditions with Western schools of psychology. Today, I feel honored to support others on their journey toward healing.
Therapy for individuals, couple, and families. There are times when life is painful and seemingly without answers, yet what seems most broken in us can be a channel for growth, even a source of strength we never knew was possible. My own healing through therapy and mindfulness meditation inspired me to pursue an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco -- the first program in the world to blend Eastern philosophical and spiritual traditions with Western schools of psychology. Today, I feel honored to support others on their journey toward healing.
(615) 249-5284 View (615) 249-5284
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Maggie Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, RPT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
I am also trained in Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in Mindfulness.
I strive to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental, empathetic space in order to support you through life's most challenging seasons. I believe in an egalitarian therapeutic relationship and that, with the right support and tools provided, you have the answers within you to facilitate positive changes in your life. Whether you or your child are seeking help for anxiety, to improve self esteem, process past trauma, or to navigate school or work issues, I would be honored to walk alongside you.
I am also trained in Brainspotting, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in Mindfulness.
I strive to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental, empathetic space in order to support you through life's most challenging seasons. I believe in an egalitarian therapeutic relationship and that, with the right support and tools provided, you have the answers within you to facilitate positive changes in your life. Whether you or your child are seeking help for anxiety, to improve self esteem, process past trauma, or to navigate school or work issues, I would be honored to walk alongside you.
(615) 640-1057 View (615) 640-1057
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Betsy Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216  (Online Only)
I have been practicing mindfulness for 25 years, I completed many intensive mindfulness courses in Nepal, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and USA during the seven years I spent traveling abroad before becoming a therapist.
I am licensed in California, Tennessee, Oregon, and Colorado. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD. I have helped clients improve anxiety levels, self esteem, depression, relational issues, phobias, lack of a sense of life direction, sleep, greater self awareness, and more. Through teaching skills such as noticing and being with sensations, feelings, and thoughts, clients can access deeper parts of themselves. Through doing IFS and EMDR, clients get to the root of the issue, look at things in new ways, and heal the trauma that is stored in the body (by feeling it safety, with my guidance and training) rather than avoiding it.
I have been practicing mindfulness for 25 years, I completed many intensive mindfulness courses in Nepal, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and USA during the seven years I spent traveling abroad before becoming a therapist.
I am licensed in California, Tennessee, Oregon, and Colorado. I specialize in treating trauma and PTSD. I have helped clients improve anxiety levels, self esteem, depression, relational issues, phobias, lack of a sense of life direction, sleep, greater self awareness, and more. Through teaching skills such as noticing and being with sensations, feelings, and thoughts, clients can access deeper parts of themselves. Through doing IFS and EMDR, clients get to the root of the issue, look at things in new ways, and heal the trauma that is stored in the body (by feeling it safety, with my guidance and training) rather than avoiding it.
(931) 378-6733 View (931) 378-6733
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Lauren S Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I also incorporate skills-focused therapies such as CBT, DBT, ACT and mindfulness practices to provide clients with skills to manage day-to-day stress.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solutions." -- Albert Einstein. I also believe that the quality of the solution you generate is in direct proportion to your ability to identify the problem you hope to solve. My goal in therapy is to provide you with a safe space to tell your story, to sort through it, examine it and make peace with it. In this process, my hope is that you will be able to clarify your strengths, values and goals and identify practical solutions to overcoming barriers to living a full and meaning-centered life.
I also incorporate skills-focused therapies such as CBT, DBT, ACT and mindfulness practices to provide clients with skills to manage day-to-day stress.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solutions." -- Albert Einstein. I also believe that the quality of the solution you generate is in direct proportion to your ability to identify the problem you hope to solve. My goal in therapy is to provide you with a safe space to tell your story, to sort through it, examine it and make peace with it. In this process, my hope is that you will be able to clarify your strengths, values and goals and identify practical solutions to overcoming barriers to living a full and meaning-centered life.
(615) 697-4556 View (615) 697-4556
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Tanysha Truax
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in meeting clients where they’re at and utilize attachment, EMDR, somatic, CBT, and mindfulness modalities to do so.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
I believe in meeting clients where they’re at and utilize attachment, EMDR, somatic, CBT, and mindfulness modalities to do so.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
(615) 488-5459 View (615) 488-5459
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Deborah E Doineau
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
My early training as a psychologist involved the use of a developmental, humanistic/existential, client centered approach, but over time I have incorporated many other techniques, most notably Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt therapy.
My clientele consists of children, adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of approaches in working with my clients in an attempt to find the most efficacious approach to meet the particular client's needs. As a psychologist, I also perform psychological evaluations for diagnostic purposes. For example, I evaluate cognitive ability, learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and many other issues. Finding oneself can be a daunting task in our complex society. I aspire to help my clients achieve self understanding, a sense of efficacy, and develop tools to assist them in navigating life's challenges on their own.
My early training as a psychologist involved the use of a developmental, humanistic/existential, client centered approach, but over time I have incorporated many other techniques, most notably Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt therapy.
My clientele consists of children, adolescents, and adults. I use a variety of approaches in working with my clients in an attempt to find the most efficacious approach to meet the particular client's needs. As a psychologist, I also perform psychological evaluations for diagnostic purposes. For example, I evaluate cognitive ability, learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and many other issues. Finding oneself can be a daunting task in our complex society. I aspire to help my clients achieve self understanding, a sense of efficacy, and develop tools to assist them in navigating life's challenges on their own.
(615) 745-1058 View (615) 745-1058
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Molly Soper Yates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize evidence based and trauma informed tools such as CBT, EMDR, IFS and mindfulness for body-mind regulation and the support of spiritual exploration.
Accepting new clients in Tennessee. I'm glad you're reaching out and hope we can work together. I've been an LCSW for 28 years and genuinely love connecting with people to develop skills that find greater stability, serenity and internal strength. Emphasizing strengths and resilience, while understanding larger patterns, working through trauma and developing skills to reduce anxiety, emotional reactions, relationship breakdown, substance abuse and overwhelm. I love building relationships with people to learn practices that can change self defeating patterns and live in a way that is more life giving, open, balanced and stable.
I utilize evidence based and trauma informed tools such as CBT, EMDR, IFS and mindfulness for body-mind regulation and the support of spiritual exploration.
Accepting new clients in Tennessee. I'm glad you're reaching out and hope we can work together. I've been an LCSW for 28 years and genuinely love connecting with people to develop skills that find greater stability, serenity and internal strength. Emphasizing strengths and resilience, while understanding larger patterns, working through trauma and developing skills to reduce anxiety, emotional reactions, relationship breakdown, substance abuse and overwhelm. I love building relationships with people to learn practices that can change self defeating patterns and live in a way that is more life giving, open, balanced and stable.
(434) 326-4092 View (434) 326-4092
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Lee Owen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
I employ an integrative approach of evidenced-based practices including DBT, ACT, FAP, and mindfulness.
Being a person is hard. Whether for a lifelong struggle or a short-term issue, we all need space to breathe and talk it through sometimes. Whatever your reason, whatever your goals, I'm here as a companion on your journey. My goal is to help you connect to your values and live authentically.
I employ an integrative approach of evidenced-based practices including DBT, ACT, FAP, and mindfulness.
Being a person is hard. Whether for a lifelong struggle or a short-term issue, we all need space to breathe and talk it through sometimes. Whatever your reason, whatever your goals, I'm here as a companion on your journey. My goal is to help you connect to your values and live authentically.
(615) 861-1933 View (615) 861-1933
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behavior through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.